Reduced Time to Market
for a Craft Grower

“This process is super easy, and way more accurate than other tests like colour based ones. I’ve used those before and they’re just awful. I’m really excited about being able to monitor our crops throughout their grow cycle.”

- Justin Ambar, Co-founder, In Igni

In Igni is a Health Canada-licensed cultivator. They take an artisanal approach to their craft, using state-of-the-art equipment to breed
and nurture unique cannabis cultivars for wholesale.

Time delays were a huge problem for In Igni — after harvest, they had product waiting in storage for 2–3 weeks before they could sell
it. In the wholesale market, product price is based on THC and CBD percentages, and only once producers have those numbers will a
wholesaler sign a contract. The catch is that if the initial numbers aren’t in line with final lab results, wholesalers will not only reduce the
price but lose trust in the grower.

The fast, accurate test results provided by Ekidna will help In Igni sell their product faster. Wholesalers can rely on the pro forma
contracts — and on In Igni’s ability to deliver.

Better Product Understanding
for a CBD Product Manufacturer

“This is the piece of the puzzle that has been missing from our operations.”

- Maddie Brown, RPN, Founder, MBL Apothecary

For MBL Apothecary, creating CBD ingestibles and skin care products is a labour of love as well as a business. Providing products with quality and integrity is essential to retaining and expanding their boutique clientele.

Mailing samples away to a lab, however, was a significant expense that meant MBL Apothecary couldn’t test their samples as often as they would like. As a result, they didn’t have the perfect control over their processes that they wanted.

Testing with Ekidna changed that. The MBL Apothecary team loved being able to test in-house much more frequently, and will enjoy significant direct cost savings as a result. Ekidna will empower the team to make more downstream products based on more reliable numbers and will provide better process control at every step of the way.

Faster Troubleshooting and Time to Market for a CBD Beverage Facility

Responding to initial success and projected demand, a CBD beverage manufacturer spent two years and $7M on a new manufacturing plant.

Part of the problem was that there were delays caused by turnaround time for lab results, compounded by the fact that there were four stages in their process where they needed to do testing. Additionally, investigations often found that there was not one root cause of each problem, but several contributing factors.

While no new manufacturing process is able to operate at full capacity on day one, this manufacturer was facing challenges troubleshooting its process.

The rapid testing provided by Ekidna will shorten troubleshooting time and reduce the production cycle time for each batch from three days to two. This will enable much greater gross profits per cycle.

Find out How Ekidna Can
Help Your Business

Ekidna delivers fast, accurate and decentralized cannabis testing that enables a wide variety of
use cases for growers and manufacturers. Try out Ekidna for yourself, and explore the many
ways we can help improve your business’ efficiency and help you control risks.